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The jobbing wine merchant

My World: June 2021... This is part of a series of articles where our contributors describe how they think things will look a year from now. Will this reality check restrain the wealthy from flaunting their extravagance, or tempt middle market drinkers to pay more for small pleasures? This time next year, eh? Deep breaths required… and a quick caveat: it’s important to point out that my vinous forecasting has been terrible over the years. Hopeless, even. For example, when cases of young... Read More >

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